JO 48 SM 2006
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Increased slaughter of cattle and pigs in April 2020
The quantity of milk delivered to dairies in April 2020 was 235 400 tonnes, of which 40 800 tonnes were organic milk. In comparison with the statistics for April 2019, the total delivery of milk decreased by roughly 2 %, while the delivery of organic milk increased marginally.
In April there were 57 000 tonnes of drinking milk and 19 400 tonnes of acidified milk produced. There were also 6 000 tonnes of cream, 7 100 tonnes of cheese, 2 000 tonnes of butter and 5 600 tonnes of milk powder produced during the month.
There were 37 600 cattle slaughtered in April 2020. The total slaughter weight of cattle was 12 100 tonnes, which is an increase by 8 % compared with April 2019.
There were 230 200 pigs slaughtered in April. The total slaughter weight of pigs, 21 700 tonnes, increased by 5 % in comparison with the statistics for April 2019.
16 600 sheep and lambs were slaughtered in April 2020. The total slaughter weight of sheep and lambs was 350 tonnes and decreased by 4 % compared with the figures for April 2019.
The quantity of slaughtered poultry in April 2020 was 14 200 tonnes. Compared with the statistics for April 2019, the slaughter of poultry increased by 5 %. Roughly 94 % of the slaughtered poultry consisted of chicken. The slaughter of chicken increased by 3 % compared with April 2019.
This month’s figures for eggs delivered to wholesalers were not available at the time of publication. When available, the statistics will be published in the Statistical database of the Board of Agriculture.